Weekly Report 17/4/09

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Weekly Report 17/4/09

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:10 pm

Offshore: The local game fishing club had four boats chasing blue marlin last weekend but the going was tough and only one fish was raised. A very strong push of warm water is running parallel to the coast about half-way to the shelf. I'm unsure how the blustery sou'-westerly change due over the weekend will affect this water, but let’s hope it doesn't get broken up and makes its way in a little closer. Bonito and mack tuna remain common around the inshore reefs, with some outstanding snapper being caught on plastics in the same areas. One regular visitor to town, on only his second go at the snapper on plastics, picked up an 11kg and 13kg mulloway as by-catch. Cobia are still being reported as well as lots of undersize kingfish.
Beaches: Most beaches remain flat and devoid of structure. Despite this, there are fish travelling along the beaches and while the water might not look great, the fish will come. Bream have been very active in the Seal Rocks area, with tailor also to be found on most beaches. A lot of people forget about whiting at this time of the year, but if you get some beach worms, and you can get past the dart, the whiting that are being caught are all big.
Rocks: There are still a few LBG diehards having a go, but the really warm water remains out wide and the longtail tuna are elsewhere. Cobia, as previously mentioned, are worth targeting providing you can keep your live bait from being chopped up by bonito or tailor. There are plenty of bream, tailor etc. that can be deliberately targeted.
Estuary: The big blow due this weekend may provide the trigger for the mullet schooled in the lower parts of the lake to run to sea. If this happens, bream usually follow. Mulloway activity off the breakwalls is not as good as last week which was leading up to the full moon. The bream fishing has been generally good with plenty of flathead to be had if you move a little further up the lake. Blue swimmer crabs remain very active.
Lloyd Campbell, Great Lakes Tackle 6554 9541

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